Pacific Edge Announces Governance Software for Project Management
- By Kathleen Ohlson
- October 10, 2005
Pacific Edge Software recently introduced new IT governance software that allows
companies to develop products for project portfolio management.
Pacific Edge Mariner helps companies optimize performance, evaluate initiatives
based on value, and build a portfolio of investments. Mariner features portfolio,
project, resource, demand and financial management components.
- Portfolio management draws lifecycle, resource, financial and project data
into an integrated decision support framework. The data’s impact is
then analyzed and performance is tracked.
- Project management helps companies initiate project requests, create project
plans, collect project costs and track time, status and deliverables.
- Resource management offers IT organizations a holistic view of its resources.
This component analyzes resource utilization, skills and the impact of project
changes on individuals or groups based on role, team, geography or other attributes.
- Demand management captures all sources of demand for capital and resources,
and channels these requests through appropriate levels of approvals.
- Financial management offers companies a method for modeling and monitoring
key financial indicators, such as ROI. It helps manage costs and benefits
across an investment’s lifecycle.
Companies can mirror their existing workflow and processes in Mariner by using
its drag-and-drop configuration tool. Mariner features ad-hoc analysis and charting,
what-if and scenario planning, and approval workflow. Mariner supports portfolio
development with rollups based on levels of investment details. Pacific Edge
claims companies can create visibility into their project portfolios in less
than 30 days.
Pacific Edge also announced Maturity-based Accelerators, bundled software that
includes implementation services, proven business processes and integrated product
and process training. Accelerators map to a company’s specific needs at
different stages of process maturity. They identify and focus on process improvements.
Both products are available now. Pricing starts at $75,000 and includes the
Stage 1 Maturity-based Accelerator with pre-configured software for 20 users.
Kathleen Ohlson is senior editor at Application Development Trends magazine.